With extraordinary performance in four matches at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Novak secured his year-end no.1 ranking for the third time in four years.
Djokovic finishes the 2014 season with a 61-8 W/L record, including seven titles. The 27-year-old Serbian star has won one major (Wimbledon), four ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments (Indian Wells, Miami, Rome, Paris), one ATP 500 event (China Open) and the season finale. He was also runner-up at Roland Garros.
“Looking back on the whole year, it’s been more than impressive for me. I’m at the pinnacle in my career and I’m very motivated to keep on playing on a very high level. As long as it’s like that, I’m going to try to use years in front of me to fight for world no.1 and for the biggest titles in the sport,“ said Novak. “Roland Garros is and was and still will be one of the biggest goals that I have. I’ll keep on trying. Any Grand Slam win is another page in the history books of this sport. Of course, being no.1 is also one of the biggest challenges and biggest goals a player can have.”
ATP Top 10 as of November 17:
1. Novak Djokovic (SRB) 11,510
2. Roger Federer (SUI) 9,700
3. Rafael Nadal (ESP) 6,835
4. Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 5,295
5. Kei Nishikori (JPN) 5,025
6. Andy Murray (GBR) 4,675
7. Tomas Berdych (CZE) 4,665
8. Milos Raonic (CAN) 4,400
9. Marin Cilic (CRO) 4,150
10. David Ferrer (ESP) 4,045
The Belgrade native is spending his 121st week ranked no.1, which is seventh-most.
Novak will represent UAE Royals in a four-team International Premier Tennis League, in India (December 6-8) and UAE (December 11-13).
The world no.1 heads the line-up with Caroline Wozniacki, Malek Jaziri, Nenad Zimonjic, Goran Ivanisevic, Kristina Mladenovic and Marin Cilic in the team.